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Spot on !Hope and change was defeated when the Republicans decided to, at a well-known planning session, to block almost everything Obama did. Even when he came up with plans developed by Republicans, such as the Affordable Care Act (same as RomneyCare), they said no.
Here's some painless Econ101 - and history to boot. The video below is Part 1 of the discussion. (To explain, when you hear Hedges mention what sounds like 'rontiere', he is giving the French accent to the word 'rentiers' - those who create their wealth through 'rents'.'Bone up on economic theory?'
Not sure what to make of this. Dismissive. Why? What's the animus about? Why should you be unkind?I don't read twenty paragraphs of a post and a video to boot. I suspect other member's eyes glaze over at that prospect as well.
Intresting and insightfulNot sure what to make of this. Dismissive. Why? What's the animus about? Why should you be unkind?
Anyway, trying to be helpful. You said you and yours did not have the time to study economics, so I was supplying some easy bits to get a baseline. If ever there was an election that is about economics, it is this one.
How about this?
Marxism 101: How Capitalism is Killing Itself with Dr. Richard Wolff // Empire_File022
TEXT: "Published on Mar 22, 2016: Despite a concerted effort by the U.S. Empire to snuff out the ideology, a 2016 poll found young Americans have a much more favorable view of socialism than capitalism.
"Though he died 133 years ago, the analysis put forward by one of the world’s most influential thinkers, Karl Marx, remains extremely relevant today. The Empire’s recent rigged presidential election has been disrupted by the support of an avowed socialist, Bernie Sanders, by millions of voters.
"To find out why Marx’s popularity has stood the test of time, Abby Martin interviews renowned Marxist economist Richard Wolff, Professor Emeritus of Economics at UMass - Amherst, and visiting professor at the New School in New York.
"Prof. Wolff gives an introduction suited for both beginners and seasoned Marxists, with comprehensive explanations of key tenets of Marxism including dialectical and historical materialism, surplus value, crises of overproduction, capitalism's internal contradictions, and more."
Isn't it, though.Interesting and insightful.
No question that this election is going to be tough to win by the likes of someone like Bernie Sanders - the one candidate who really would change the game. The level of dirty politics moving against Sanders has only just begun - consider the Daily News interview arranged by Daily News owner Mort Zuckerman, who Trump has something on (we now know).Does not matter who wins the US leader has already been selected going on the money.